# Migration of LINE@ accounts

# Overview

As of April 18, 2019, the existing LINE@ account plans have been consolidated into the new LINE Official Account plans.

After April 18, 2019, you cannot create any LINE@ account. When you create a Messaging API channel in the LINE Developers console, a LINE Official Account is created instead of a LINE@ account.

For changes associated with the service integration, see the following articles:

# Schedule and methods for the service integration

See the table below for how to migrate existing LINE@ accounts.

Plan Migration method
Developer Trial plan After mid-June, 2019, your LINE@ account will be automatically migrated to a LINE Official Account and LINE@ Manager will display that the account has been migrated. The free plan will be applied to the migrated account.
Free plan After April 18, 2019, LINE@ Manager will display a notification telling that you can migrate your LINE@ account. Migrate it to a LINE Official Account at your convenience. The free plan will be applied to the migrated account.

Manage your migrated account with LINE Official Account Manager.

# Changes in terminology

The main target audience of this documentation site is developers of LINE Official Accounts with the free plan applied. If you are using a LINE@ account before migration to a LINE Official Account, replace terms as below:

Before migration After migration
LINE@ account LINE Official Account
LINE@ Manager LINE Official Account Manager

Different specifications between the two account types are documented in the Messaging API reference.